Guiding Light

© Allen Hughes

Guiding Light

JoAnn L. McCleeary April 03, 2009 1

Magnificent effects! #1108447

Arlene Krassner April 03, 2009 1

Allen, very nice work on this. #7368825

A P April 03, 2009 1

That is a lot of work Allen but you sure came up with a winner. Outstanding job, awesome result. #7368848

Julianna J. Collett April 03, 2009 1

great work !!!Beaitiful #7368932

Clyde P. Smith April 03, 2009 1

Well done Allen. #7369005

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe April 03, 2009

Great work. Beautiful image. #7369055

Kim Kleinschmidt level-classic April 03, 2009

Wow Allen! What a fabulous otherworldly effect. #7369097

April 03, 2009

It's great photo!
Excellent work and the result is perfect!
Well done!! #7369641

Michelle Alton April 04, 2009

Wow...what a brilliant showcase for your talents and skills, Allen. This is phenomenal dd work. I make it a big winner. It SHOULD be! #7370114

Dianna Murphy April 04, 2009

Beautiful work Allen! #7372245

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna April 09, 2009

This is just incredibly awesome, Allen!!! Wonderful DD work!!! :-) k #7389280

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 22, 2009

Awesome creation here, Allen!
GREAT DD work!
~Lisa #7430854

Joanna Madloch May 05, 2009

It's a real masterpiece, Allen. #7489604

A P May 26, 2009

Congratulations Allen and I'm cheering for this outstanding capture to go...... ALL THE WAY!!! #7560535

Kim Kleinschmidt level-classic May 26, 2009

Congratulations Allen on this outstanding finalist! Best of luck in the next round! #7561414

Debra R. Harder May 26, 2009

This is truly magnificent, Allen! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! Deb #7564456

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 27, 2009

Beautiful Fx, Allen. Congrats.

Usman. #7564877

Kerry Hill May 27, 2009

Huge Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Allen!! #7565025

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 27, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist, truly impressive Allen! #7568334

Tiia Vissak May 28, 2009

Congratulations! #7572345

Michelle Alton May 28, 2009

Beautiful winner, Allen! #7572587

Toni Riggs May 28, 2009

Wow, beautiful! Congrats! #7573207

Colleen Farrell May 28, 2009

Wow, you are a DD master, Allen! This looks so realistic! Big congrats on your win! #7573516

A P May 28, 2009

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7574375

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 29, 2009


Usman. #7575101

Debra R. Harder May 29, 2009

This was GOLD ALL THE WAY!! CONGRATULATIONS, Allen, on your beautiful GOLD WINNER!! Deb #7576680

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe May 29, 2009

Very beautiful creation, Allen... CONGRATULATIONS!! #7577263

Robert K. Bemus level-classic May 29, 2009

Beautiful lighting and effects-- congratulations on your Win, Allen!! #7578081

May 29, 2009

Congratulations, Allen. Simply amazing. #7578312

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 02, 2009

Awesome work, Allen. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner. #7589931

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 03, 2009

Fantastic creation Allen, CONGRATULATIONS! #7594013

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 09, 2009

Outstanding Allen, congratulations on your win! #7613627

Joann carrillo June 14, 2009

I really enjoy your gallery. You do such great work in capturing your image and also in editing! #7628792

Cyndy Doty June 17, 2009

Allen - what a marvelous image!!! The clouds are really great. Congratulations on your well deserved win! #7640870

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 17, 2009

Congratulations Allen your Win!!!!

Dominick #7747832

James Fike October 04, 2009

This shot is absolutely stunning. I love the post on this. #8006033

Wanda B. Anderson August 14, 2010

WOW!!! This one's a winner for sure! I missed Pigeon Pt, but sure will check it out next time. Stopped by Half Moon Bay for yummy clam chowder! #8833024

Joseph M. Muench level-classic September 21, 2010

Great image, Allen.
Excellent creative vision and technique!
-Joe #8921519

Rudi Reiner level-classic April 03, 2012

What a great find and perfect timing! #10073774

Dayna Cain level-classic October 08, 2012

This is STUNNING! #10360642

Liz blahh August 17, 2013

Ditto, congrats on this beauty! #10811728

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Digital Darkroom;
Pigeon Point Light House on the coast between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay.

In PS Elements 6; Layered one cloud shot over the light house photo and one cloud shot under it. Used various opacity soft edged erasers to blend the shots and burned in some highlights. Created a new layer for the light using the Transparent Pastel Angle Gradient as a soft light overlay. Reduced the opacity and erased away most of the effect. Brushed in the flare

Uploaded on April 03, 2009 All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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